Some good things: The sun shone, J's parents and a lovely friend from my choir came to help, accompanied by a crowbar, and unloading the crates was not as awful as I had anticipated.
A dispiriting thing: I spent three days attempting to unpack and my dining room now looks like this.
A big thing: I have been force to come to the conclusion that we own TOO MUCH STUFF. We have a reasonably big house and can't fit it all in. I have been taking stuff to the charity shop and recycling centre for weeks and I am pretty fed up with everything being in a mess.
The plan: Today I am going to make my living room into a place I like to be. I will fold and remove the clean washing, sort out and find a home for the multitude of paperwork, tidy the mantelpiece and put onto it a few choice items that make me happy, and run the hoover round. Then, I will the pack a couple of bags because we are going away for a weekend of fun and frolics with some lovely, uplifting, good-for-the-soul folks and I will walk away from the mess.
On Monday, I will make a new plan.
PS Thank you for all your kind words after my last post. Bloggy types are also good-for-the-soul.